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  • On the modeling of switched capacitor converters with multiple outputs 

    Delos, Julia; Lopez, Toni; Alarcón Gallo, Eduardo; Hendrix, Marcel A.M. (2014)
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    The internal nodes of switched capacitor converters can be used to provide multiple pulsed width modulated voltages that, in combination with filter inductors, can extend the available dc outputs. Such converter architecture ...
  • Nonlinear dynamics in a graphene nanostructured device for energy harvesting 

    El Aroudi, Abdelali; Lopez Suarez, Miquel; Alarcón Gallo, Eduardo; Rurali, Riccardo; Abadal, Gabriel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    Nonlinearities have been shown to play an important role in increasing the extracted energy of energy harvesting devices at the macro and micro scales. Vibration-based energy harvesting on the nano scale has also received ...
  • Mixing local and distributed reactive power control for balancing inverters' effort in grid-connected photovoltaic systems 

    Velasco García, Manel; Martí Colom, Pau; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Miret Tomàs, Jaume; Castilla Fernández, Miguel (2013)
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    Reactive power control methods have been proven to be a successful technique for maintaining voltages of photovoltaic (PV) distributed generators (DG) within the admissible limits without enforcing to reduce the production ...
  • The Growing state of distributed generation and microgrids in the Ibero-American region: a view from the RIGMEI network 

    Castilla Fernández, Miguel; Gomes, Mario; Mercado, Pedro; Moreira, Carlos; Negroni Vera, Juan José; Sosa, Jorge; Zambroni de Sousa, Antonio Carlos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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    The Ibero-American Network of Distributed Generation and Intelligent Electrical Microgrids is a thematic network of the CYTED programme that performs cooperation activities between leading companies and research groups ...
  • Mixing local and distributed reactive power control for balancing inverters’ effort in grid-connected photovoltaic systems 

    Velasco García, Manel; Martí Colom, Pau; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Miret Tomàs, Jaume; Castilla Fernández, Miguel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    Reactive power control methods have been proven to be a successful technique for maintaining voltages of photo-voltaic (PV) distributed generators (DG) within the admissible limits without enforcing to reduce the production ...
  • Control strategies based on effective power factor for distributed generation power plants during unbalanced grid voltage 

    Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Castilla Fernández, Miguel; Miret Tomàs, Jaume; Matas Alcalá, José; Guzmán Solà, Ramon; de Sousa Pérez, Óscar; Martí Colom, Pau; García de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, José Luis (2013)
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    Unbalanced voltages in three-phase power systems is a common perturbation propagated along the grid. Distributed Generation plants have gained widespread attention due to their capability to improve power quality in a ...
  • Power sharing control in islanded microgrid using event driven communication 

    de Sousa Pérez, Óscar; Miret Tomàs, Jaume; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Martí Colom, Pau; Guzmán Solà, Ramon (2013)
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    This paper presents a novel power sharing control strategy for islanded mode microgrids (MG). The goal is to enable renewable power sources connected to the point of com- mon coupling (PCC) through three-phase three-wire ...
  • Active damping control for a three phase grid-connected inverter using sliding mode control 

    Guzmán Solà, Ramon; García de Vicuña Muñoz de la Nava, José Luis; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Matas Alcalá, José; Castilla Fernández, Miguel; Miret Tomàs, Jaume (2013)
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    This paper proposes a ne w active damping method based on virtual resistors for three-phase grid connected voltage source inverters (VSI) with LCL filter. The use of this filters is a standard solution to provide the ...
  • Distributed reactive power control methods to avoid voltage rise in grid-connected photovoltaic power generation systems 

    Martí Colom, Pau; Velasco García, Manel; Fuertes Armengol, José Mª; Camacho Santiago, Antonio; Miret Tomàs, Jaume; Castilla Fernández, Miguel (2013)
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    A high density of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems is expected to occur in urban areas. The connection of distributed generation (DG) may cause serious problems in the distribution system such ...
  • Secondary control for reactive power sharing in droop-controlled islanded microgrids 

    Micallef, A.; Apap, Maurice; Spiteri Staines, C.; Guerrero Zapata, Josep Maria (2012)
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    This paper focuses on the islanded operation of microgrids. In this mode of operation, the microsources are required to cooperate autonomously to regulate the local grid voltage and frequency. Droop control is typically ...

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